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Free college tuition for all Syracuse students who graduate

"Say Yes to Education" is an education nonprofit that's trying to increase graduation rates. In the past they've worked with individual schools. But in Syracuse, they decided to offer their program to the entire district - and with it the promise of free college tuition for students who finish high school. For the Innovation Trail, Emma Jacobs introduces us to one person who's benefited from it  Go to full article
A peace poster created by a Banford elementary student.
A peace poster created by a Banford elementary student.

Giving peace a chance at SLU

According to the New York Times, more than 400 universities and colleges worldwide offer individual courses and undergraduate or graduate degrees in peace studies. St. Lawrence University is one of those schools.

This week, St. Lawrence is commemorating the lives of the Reverend Martin Luther King and Ghandi with a campus-wide initiative at St. Lawrence University that hopes to foster more dialogue on peace and conflict resolution.

The "SLU For Peace" event this week includes lectures, discussions, student-led awareness campaigns, and a focus on food and hunger. Posters created by Canton second graders that answer the question, "What is peace?" are on display in the student center. Todd Moe has a preview.  Go to full article
Japanese students performing at last year's "Night of Nations".
Japanese students performing at last year's "Night of Nations".

Plattsburgh celebrates International Education Week

SUNY-Plattsburgh is celebrating its annual International Education Week. Activities include lectures, music, films, literature and food. The week culminates with the "Night of Nations" event on Saturday night. Evan Mills, International Student Advisor at SUNY Plattsburgh, tells Todd Moe that the events help foreign students share their cultures with the local community. It's also part of Plattsburgh's long tradition as an international gateway for trade, immigrants, visitors and ideas. Mills says the school has a large international student body.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: Having a ball at Clarkson

Clarkson University students were having a ball in Potsdam recently. Actually, they spent more than an hour moving a huge earthen ball across town to Clarkson's main campus. Our news intern Chelsea Ross stumbled upon the Moving the World event and sent this Heard Up North.  Go to full article

SLU students honored in Albany

A handful of students from St Lawrence University stood on the floor of the state Senate yesterday as lawmakers passed a resolution recognizing tuition assistance funds for low-income New Yorkers.  Go to full article

SUNY faculty protest Paterson's budget

Around 300 professors, teachers, and other faculty employed at New York's public colleges and universities chanted and marched at the state capitol Friday against the governor's proposed budget cuts. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

SUNY Potsdam to cut 59 jobs

Administrators at SUNY Potsdam say they have to trim more than $7 million from next year's budget. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: Sorority sisters have left the building

Springtime means a lot of things in the North Country. But in college towns like Plattsburgh or Burlington or Canton or Potsdam, it means the seniors are getting ready to graduate. And they're making sure everyone knows. David Sommerstein came across a gaggle of celebrating sorority sisters on the streets of Potsdam for this Heard Up North.  Go to full article

SUNY board votes for tuition hike

The SUNY Board of Trustees voted for a tuition hike this week. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Franklin County backs NCCC expansion plan

North Country Community College has now secured "conceptual" approval from both of its sponsoring counties on a proposed $56 million expansion and upgrade of its Saranac Lake campus. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article

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